Pollo y Gofres – Matty Metcalfe and Catherine Monnes

September 5, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pollo y Gofres – Matty Metcalfe and Catherine Monnes return to our slice of tropical paradise here in Free Union to delight all with their ‘Americana – Latin American’ music. Sunday, September 5th, from 3 to 5:30 p. m. Open to all, no cover.


Multi-instrumentalist Matty Metcalfe (Legwarmers, Crewe d’Bayou) pairs up with avant-garde auteur Cathy Monnes (Sally Rose band) in an exciting new musical collaboration that takes listeners on a journey from the Mexican hill-country to Balkan seaports and back through dark-lit European speakeasies of the early 20th century. Their music is familiar, accessible, completely danceable, but equally exotic, esoteric, and entrancing.

Employing his digital accordion, Mr. Metcalfe creates soundscapes replete with Mariachi horns, spaghetti western harmonicas, Andean flutes, Klezmer clarinets, and New Orleans jazz organs and saxophones to the rhythmic undercurrent of his real-time drum loops. Ms. Monnes seamlessly harmonizes and accentuates the ambiance with cello and violin lines that swan dive in between melodies that listeners will come to remember in an entirely new context. Following in the footsteps of groups like Nuevelle Vague, Pink Martini, and Postmodern Jukebox, Pollo y Gofres reimagines modern-day lounge music from familiar songs, making each a completely new listening (and dancing!) experience. How such a fully orchestrated sound of bass, drums, horns, organs, strings, and occasional vocals can come from two musicians has to be seen to be believed!

More about the music and musicians —

Pollo y Gofres (translated for those unfamiliar with the tasty dish – Chicken and Waffles):

Catherine Monnes:

Matty Metcalfe:

Please note, weather permitting the music will be outdoors — set up under the eaves on the back deck. Glass House Winery owner Jay has recently added several fire pits along the deck adding a beautiful ambience as well as an aid to keep you cozy on the cooler days.

In the case of inclement weather (or severe temps):

~ the music may be canceled

~ the music may move into the tropical conservatory (with overflow seating on the covered deck)

~ a passing light shower might be okay, but patrons should be prepared

Please check our Social Media posts or call the Tasting Room for an update.

We have plenty of spaced seating areas, the majority of which is outdoors — all seating areas are first come, based on what is available. We also have lots of room for tailgate/picnics on the grass, also first come.

We encourage you to bring your picnic blanket/ chairs. Pop up tents and personal grills are also welcome to be used at the overflow grassy tailgate and picnic areas. Picnics are welcome throughout the property, barring any outside alcohol.

The Tasting Room Bar is closed from Friday at 5 pm through the weekend, EXCEPT for to go sales and wine club pick ups. Wines by the bottle, glass, and self guided Tasting Flights are available to be enjoyed at your seating area.

While we are not offering traditional tastings we have created several Wine Tasting Flights, including a Chocolate and a wine pairing flight.

The following measures are in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all of our guests, as well as our staff:
Fully vaccinated patrons may choose to not wear a face mask.

We will be adhering to, and strictly enforcing, all requirements and guidelines as set forth by the Governor and the CDC, which include increased sanitization and cleaning procedures to ensure the health and safety of guests and staff.

We all know that music and dancing go hand in hand, however, if you are going to get up and groove to the tunes, we kindly ask that you stick to the vicinity of your seated area.

Children are welcome but must stay with you at all times. Consider bringing along games or other items to entertain them while seated. Well behaved dogs are also welcome but must remain on their leash at all times.